Straits Settlements 1884 10 cents
This specimen was lot 4404 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $364.25. The catalog description noted, "STRAITS SETTLEMENTS. 10 Cents, 1884. PCGS MS-63 Secure Holder. Crosslet '4'. Deep mottled toning. From the Demarete Collection." The type was struck in 1871-1900 and many dates are common. The SCWC prices the "plain 4" and "crosslet 4" the same.
Recorded mintage: 1,240,000 (both varieties) plus proofs.
Specification: 2.71 g, .800 fine silver, .069 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM-11; Tan-SSC24.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.